Canada research chair in Global Change and Tourism
Associate professor, University of Waterloo, Department of Geography and Environmental Management
Scott is a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism based at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests are in the social, economic, and environmental processes of global change and their implications for the international tourism industry. He focuses on reducing the vulnerability of tourism-dependent communities to risks associated with global change, most notably climate change.
Scott was chair of the joint World Meteorological Organization–World Tourism Organization Expert Team on Climate and Tourism (2006–2010) and has been a contributing author/expert reviewer for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Working Group II) Third and Fourth Assessment Reports. He is also a lead author of the 2007 Climate Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges report published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In addition to his extensive publications, Scott has testified before a U.S. Senate committee on climate change and outdoor recreation/tourism. He is currently on the Advisory Committee to the United Nations-coordinated Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism.
Scott holds a PhD, MA, and a BSc in geography from York University, the University of Waterloo, and Brandon University, Canada, respectively.